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Do links to a sub-domain contribute to the popularity of the core site question about link popularity and sub-domains Bloggerheads msg:410373 11:15 am on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0) OK, due to technical limitations beyond my control, I now have to set up a major section of a site - a section that is designed to generate inbound links organically - at a sub-domain rather than the usual www.site.com/thing/ approach
My question is this:
If I set up two sections of the site as:
[ ...] site.com [ ...] thing.site.com
1. There is only the *one* sub-domain 2. There are clear links/associations between the two sections 3. The two locations will have differing IPs (they have different server needs)
Will inbound links to the sub-domain in this case benefit the main domain?
Myself I see this as a legitimate need that SEs should probably take into account - but it never pays to assume (especially given how sub-domains have been abused in the past).
In this case the sub-domain will certainly be getting more inbound links that the main domain - and it's that main domain which badly needs an improvement to PageRank.
jaffstar msg:410374 11:47 am on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
Are you doing 3 way linking with your subdomain?
Links get given out from links.domains.com and they get inbound links to domains.com?
Subdomain is treated as a new site in Google's Eyes.
Bloggerheads msg:410375 12:05 pm on Jan 20, 2005 (gmt 0)
No, [ ...] will be a weblog - it's not part of a link exchange programme. thing.site.com
There will be a clear association between both sites.